Thursday, February 9, 2012

Amigurumi Knits

I mentioned in my last post that I received several excellent knitting books for Christmas. The creations in this next one are not quite as tiny, but equally awesome.

There are sea creatures (knitted nautilus!), imaginary creatures (a jackalope!) and, among other things, a pattern for a basket of knitted vegetables. I still need to add the cucumber and the carrot, but here's what I've got so far:
Eggplant (my personal favorite), a tomato, garlic, and a peapod. There's also a pattern for an open peapod so you can see the peas!

The construction techniques on these are excellent - the increases and decreases are so smooth, you don't have any of the little tiny holes you sometimes see in those areas.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Teeny-Tiny MochiMochi!

I mentioned in my last post that tinier = cuter, which is why I was so excited to receive this book for Christmas:
My sister-in-law knows me so well :)

These little guys knit up really quickly - I have finished most in an hour or two in front of the TV. I've also learned a lot of new little knitting tips and tricks, because when you're making something this small, the little details REALLY matter - so I have been paying more attention to the slant direction of increases and decreases and so forth. There are also virtually NO seams - including for those little tiny legs and arms and wings, which makes for really simple finishing.
Tiny chicken in a tiny basket :)

Tiny fried eggs, by request for Chrissy

Tiny ghost for Halloween!

Tiny cactus...just because.

Tiny cupcake!


Tiny gnome, by request for the hubs :)
Why? Because I can. And who doesn't want a tiny creature for their desk? Or anywhere else, for that matter?

Go Pats!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Because tiny is always cuter.

We moved! The new house is wonderful, but we are still in the process of painting and sanding and spackle-ing and whatnot. That's why I haven't even touched my sewing machine since before Christmas - too much to unpack and put away and organize!

However, I have been doing some knitting. I got some AMAZING knitting books for Christmas, including this one:

This book is so full of knitted adorableness it is almost unbelievable. I am not quite ready to share my tiny creations yet, but knitting tiny things has inspired me to look for adorable tiny things everywhere. So I put together a little list of some of my favorites :)

Le Frog Peridot Totem by le ...

sterling brontosaurus dinosa...

Rabbit origami Pin

blue jay figurine totem ani...

Tiny Bunny Charm Necklace in...

Tiny bumble bee ornament dec...

Chilly Penguins Stitch Marke...

Red Fox Clay Animal Totem - ...

A tiny Valentine koala

Extreme Micro Snail - Mini T...

two tiny hedgehogs

Little needle felt owl, tiny...

Baby Elephant Figurine, Tiny...

Tiny fairy, mushroom house a...

Fawn Pug Dog with Pink Bow -...

Lovely Tiny Silver Whale Stu...

Happy Groundhog Day!